Re: CP1252 under Unix

From: Robert A. Rosenberg (
Date: Tue Mar 28 2000 - 12:40:19 EST

At 01:15 PM 03/25/2000 -0800, Frank da Cruz wrote:
>If you are selling a Windows-based email client, HOW HARD IS IT to convert
>outgoing mail from the local code page to ISO 8859 or other standard character
>set? Ditto for Windows-based Web authoring tools.

Err - Converting from the "Local Code Page" (ie: CP1252) on a Windows
Machine to ISO 8859 is AUTOMATIC for all codes except for the C1 (x80-9F)
code point range since they are the same code. Trying to convert the 32
characters in the C1 range to ISO 8859 is impossible since the glyphs do
not exist there since the positions that they could map to are wasted with
useless control codes.

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